Black Opium (2014) Eau de Parfum

Black Opium (Eau de Parfum) by Yves Saint Laurent
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Black Opium (Eau de Parfum) (Yves Saint Laurent)
Black Opium (Eau de Parfum) (Yves Saint Laurent)
Black Opium (Eau de Parfum) (Yves Saint Laurent)
Black Opium (Eau de Parfum) (Yves Saint Laurent)
Black Opium (Eau de Parfum) (Yves Saint Laurent)
Black Opium (Eau de Parfum) (Yves Saint Laurent)
Black Opium (Eau de Parfum) (Yves Saint Laurent)
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Black Opium (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Yves Saint Laurent for women and was released in 2014. The scent is sweet-gourmand. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPink pepper, Orange blossom
Heart Notes Heart NotesCoffee, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Patchouli, Cedar



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Submitted by Michael, last update on 18.11.2018

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The face of the campaign is the British model Edie Campbell.

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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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The party queen is coming!
This perfume is just a masterpiece in my opinion it's so mysterious, dark and dangerous at the same time it's the woman who rises in the night and can't be stopped anymore is she knows she's the party queen of the night. She won't let anything or anybody stop her, let alone put her down! She wants to live out her energy and make the night unsafe! Every man who sees her in this one night knows no one can wrap her around her fingers so fast because she wraps the men around her fingers. In every room where it was you could see the energetic and dark coffee note with the light orange blossom note but that all changes very quickly because the vanilla note comes out and makes everything creamier and more interesting but still the coffee note remains strong and mysterious just like its wearer because the night is long as you know:) After 5 minutes one smells very strongly that the whole course of fragrance becomes creamier and softer because this woman has consumed half her energy in this one night then it is also clear that the course of fragrance no longer so strong and smoky remains everything becomes very pleasant and lighter until one only perceives the vanilla note. The woman has had enough of this night and is going to recover so that she can give everything again the next night and is charged with full energy;)
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Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Stereotypical YSL
Only the name and bottle design reminded of glorious Opium brand, everything else is different. This is just another contemporary uber sweet Manifesto clone. Inspiration as usual was find in legendary Angel. Some mocca, lots of glucose and patchouli, fair amount of vanilla and voila... Black Opium is served. Not bad but already done and stereotypical.

Rating: 5/10
Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 5.5/10
Greatly helpful Review    9
Crowd pleaser
Mediocrity...or even less.Every single powerful House of fragrances comes nowadays with a gourmand liquid,that's because very many of them are hard to call perfumes.YSL has its fair share of candy bars and sweet to sickening scents.Black Opium is a joke,a joke that really hurts and ashames the real Opium name,a perfume that made quite a history in its days.It is supposed to be gourmand,well,yes it is,but it is really difficult to make a difference between all of them gourmand scents today.I have no idea if I smell YSL or Dior's Poison Girlie thingie,or Givenchy's Dahlias,or Bvlgari's Omnias or any of whatever they decide to bring up to the market.They are all the same,synthetic,burning your olfactive organs,making your eyes burst to tears...I have decided not even to try to imagine how they smell,no way in hell,i'd rather use my vintage Escada,at least it is old school.
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Bottle 2.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 1.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    11
Mediocrity made by L'Oréal - really not worth it
"Black Opium" - a new scent by YSL? It would be better to openly declare on the package that it's a product by L'Oreal. The marketing people have tried very hard to make the most of a legend, but the result is a flanker which smells like a cross of "La Vie est belle", "Flowerbomb" and "Si" with a touch of coffee. Mediocrity, here you come. The bottle is from cheap-looking plastic and doesn't impress me much. Staying-power is good, but that's the only positive thing I have to say about this kind of horror from France. A loud, coarse and chemical scent capable of turning me into a perfume-hater.
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PBullFriend 3 years ago
Loud, synthetic La Vie est Belle, but with added fruit jam and skunky beer. Hurts my head! Mostly useful for military purposes, I suspect.+4
Sillage 5.0
Scent 1.0

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